Corporate Blogging Survey 2005

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May 26, 2005

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I have gone through about 600 corporate blogs over the past few weeks. I've noticed a lot of interesting trends in blogging, and it's been a lot of fun reading so many blogs.

There are many trends I’ve noticed going around in the blogosphere. While most bloggers give an easy and accessible way to either contact them via email or leave a comment, I noticed that some blogs do not allow the readers to leave comments on their blogs.

Above all, blogs can be an excellent tool to start a conversation. This is why corporate blogs are great; it allows a company to converse with a customer. It makes the company more personable, especially when a blogger injects some of their own personality in the blog. Customers can discuss things with a company in an informal atmosphere. However, when a blog does not have a commenting capability, it can sometimes send a bad message to customers. It can appear that they do not wish to engage in a conversation with customers.

Popularity of those blogs often suffers as well. Many blogs without the comment feature have low page rankings and probably not an abundance of regular visitors.

I can understand why a blogger might turn off the comment feature on their blog though. Who wants to get a thought-filled blog post flooded with comments from Online Pharmacy or Luckily, there are now ways to have comments on your blog without having to deal with that sort of spam, which is very cool!

Posted by kristine at May 26, 2005 9:37 AM

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